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Court Orders Final Forfeiture of Diezani’s Abuja Homes, Cars

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Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, October 24, 2022, ordered the final forfeiture of two Abuja properties and two luxury cars belonging to a former minister of petroleum resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government.

The two properties are located at Plot 1854 Mohammed Mahashir Street, and No. 6, Aso Drive, in the highbrow Asokoro and Maitama Districts of Abuja are valued at $2,674,418USD and N380, 000,000 respectively.

The luxury cars are a black BMW saloon with Chassis No B8CV54V66629 and registered number, RBC155 DH and a black Jaguar saloon car with Chassis No SAJAA.20 GRDMv43376, valued at N36,000,000.

The judge gave the order forfeiting the assets to the Federal Government of Nigeria while ruling on the application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in Suit No. 1122/2021 and Suit No 1123/2021, asking for the final forfeiture of the assets.

The Commission had on November 29, 2021 secured the interim forfeiture on the assets in a ruling on separate motion ex-parte filed on September 27, 2021 which prayed the court to order the interim forfeiture of the assets on the grounds of reasonable suspicion that they were proceeds of unlawful activities.

In granting the interim forfeiture Order, Justice Olajuwon had ordered the EFCC to publish a notice in a national newspaper, inviting anyone with interest in the assets to show cause why they should not be finally forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The court consequently adjourned till January 22, 2022 for report.

In compliance with the Order of Court, the Forfeiture Order was published in Thisday Newspaper of Wednesday April 6, 2022.

In the absence of any contestation of the Interim Order, the Court, today, forfeited the properties to the Federal Government.

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Access Bank’s Herbert Wigwe, Wife, Son’s Funeral To Hold March 4 – 10, 2024

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HERBERT Wigwe, the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, and two other members of his family tragically died in a fatal helicopter crash near the California-Nevada border recently.

 

Plans to honour the lives of Herbert Wigwe (1966 – 2024), his wife and son and span from March 4 to March 10, 2024, as detailed in a schedule obtained by us. The somber events include various ceremonies and services to pay tribute to the departed souls.

Monday, March 4, 2024 marks the Bankers Committee’s Celebration of Herbert, followed by a Service of Songs for Chizzy on Tuesday morning, March 5, 2024 and another Service of Songs for the deceased Wigwes in the evening of the same day.

On Wednesday March 6, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, a commemoration event will celebrate Herbert’s impactful contributions in the Social Impact Space, followed by an Evening Service of Songs for Herbert at Redeemed Christian Church, City of David Parish.

Thursday, March 7 is dedicated to a Service of Songs at Herbert’s Dad’s parish, along with the somber tasks of traveling to PH for Chizzy’s funeral service and interment, as well as holding Service of Songs for Herbert and his wife.

According to the schedule, Friday, March 8 is designated for the final farewell, with Funeral services and interments planned for both Herbert & Mrs. Wigwe.

Saturday, March 9 will be a day to receive guests, while Sunday, March 10 will culminate in a Thanksgiving Service to honor the lives and legacies of the departed.

Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe, a revered Nigerian banker and entrepreneur, passed away at the age of 57. As the CEO of Access Holdings Plc and former Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank Plc, his leadership transformed a small commercial bank into a global financial institution.

 

Born on August 15, 1966, to Ikwerre parents from Omueke Isiokpo in Rivers State, Herbert attended St. Gregory’s College in Lagos for his secondary education. He later graduated with a degree in accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1987. Herbert Wigwe’s legacy encompasses not only his professional achievements but also his philanthropy and visionary leadership.

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The INTERPOL Is Set To Move Against Two Cyber Bullies, Adebukola Jesse and Abosede Ilesanmi

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The International Police Division of the Nigerian Police has received petition to move against online bullies, who continue to use the social media platform to spread false and malicious stories about popular Lagos monarch, Oba Saheed Elegushi of Ikate kingdom.

 

In a petition signed by the traditional ruler’s lawyers, M. A. Banire & Associates, a copy which was sighted, the king wants the police to move against one Abosede Comfort Ilesanmi a Nigerian based in Germany and Bukky Jesse who is resident in the United Kingdom, both of whom are using their tik tok accounts to embarrass the traditional ruler.

A part of the petition reads: “The said Mrs.Abosede Comfort Ilesanmi persistently asserts a false claim in her posts on various social media platforms that our Client fathered a child with one Mrs.Omowunmi Aloba,the wife of the late llerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as ‘Mohbad’. These claims are baseless, unwarranted and unsubstantiated by any evidence.

 

It further reads “It is pertinent to also state that despite our client’s various denials of this phantom allegation of paternity, Mrs.Abosede Comfort Itesanmi continues to mischievously assert these claims solely to besmirch our client’s good name and cause him great annoyance, inconvenience and intimidation from different quarters as a result of the false allegation of Mrs Abosede Comfort Ilesanmi.

 

Our findings revealed that another petition was submitted against the Manchester, United Kingdom based Bukky Jesse.

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Interpol, Nigerian Police Drag Realtor, Abimbola Odupaye To Court For Alleged N457m Fraud

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Freezes Odupaye’s Assets Pending Investigation 

 

Following an urgent petition by a real estate company, INTERPOL has commenced investigation and frozen the assets of one Odupaye Abimbola Joseph on grounds of alleged fraud.

Odupaye Abimbola Joseph and her company, Tigers Property LLC have been charged before a Nassarawa Chief Magistrates’ for allegedly obtaining N457 million under false pretences.

 

Other respondents in the suit number M/185/2024 were United Bank For Africa (UBA), Guaranteed Trust Bank, Polaris Bank, Access Bank, Eco Bank, Wema Bank, Fidelity Bank, Abbey Mortgage Bank, First Bank and Toluwani Gideon Olisa.

 

The petitioner, through his counsel, Mr David Njoku, said that the real estate company paid the sum of N467 million to Joseph and her company for the purchase of four ( one bedroom units) of what they claimed to be their Regina Tower Project in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

 

Njoku submitted that his client brought a total number of five investors who signified interest to the purchase of the purported property and committed the total sum of N467 million and 300,500 US dollar to Joseph’s account.

 

The lawyer said that his client, having parted with the huge sum, was unable to obtain the property paid for and Joseph, still at large with the investors’ fund.

 

“It is our humble view that our client, alongside the investors, have been defrauded by Abimbola Joseph and Tigers Property LLC.

 

“Many other innocent citizens will be subjected to same if the matter is not urgently addressed,” he said.

 

Chief Magistrate Abdulsalam Abubakar on Jan.19 ordered that upon the motion ex-parte moved by one Mr Aminu Abubakar and upon the affidavit deposed to by ASP Ajulo Raphael of (Interpol) Force CID Annex Lagos, Fidelity Bank, First Bank, Eco Bank, Polaris Bank, Wema Bank , Abbey Mortgage Bank, Access Bank, Guaranteed Trust Bank and UBA should furnish the commissioner of police (interpol)of the account details of Toluwani Gideon Olisa and Odupaye Abimbola Joseph.

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